A Google-a-Day Puzzle for June 14

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…


How many years did it take from the last execution of a Salem “witch” until the governor of Massachusetts issued an official pardon for all the unexonerated witches?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [printing press inventor] to find that Johann Gutenberg created the first movable type press in Germany around 1439. You will quickly learn that the Bible was the first book printed on his press. Search [Gutenberg Bible] to learn that his first prints of the Bible had 42 lines per page.


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